Check out our art feature of the past Hmong Chronicles event with Kao Kalia Yang and her father Bee Yang. Our final Hmong Chronicles event will be on Saturday May 20th at 2pm. The event will take place at the Ramsey County Library in Maplewood. Our final chapter closes with Shoua Lee and her mother Tsai Ly, sharing their stories of living in Thailand Refugee camps.https://www.facebook.com/events/316043075480877/?ti=cl

Posted by Hmong Museum on Friday, May 5, 2017

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Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Kao Kalia lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family.
Kao Kalia Yang is a member of the Hmong ethnic minority. Born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, Yang is now an American citizen.

The Song Poet

The new book by Kao Kalia Yang

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Thaum Hluas Txog Hnub Laus: When the Days of Youth are Gone (Bee Yang, 2014)

This is an album of Hmong song poetry, kwv txhiaj hmoob, composed and sung by Bee Yang, Kao Kalia Yang’s father. The album notes and English translation of one of the songs are by Kao Kalia Yang.

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